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Zimbabwe defends condemned internet shutdown

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean government has justified a blackout in internet connectivity after days of violent protests by citizens over economic problems. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting argued the Interception of Communications Act provides for the issuing of a warrant to interfere with communications where […]

US mourns loss of its national in Kenya attack

A woman is evacuated from the scene of an explosion at a hotel complex in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on 15 January 2019, in Kenya. Picture: AFP

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE United States (US) government condemned the deadly terror attack in Kenya as it emerged an American was among over 20 people killed. American Jason Spindler was among the dead after the siege by the Al-Shabaab militant group at a hotel and office complex in […]

Civil society petitions AU over Zimbabwe crisis

African Union chairman, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – CIVIL society organisations in Zimbabwe have petitioned the African Union (AU) to intervene and resolve the crisis in the country after a strike over fuel increases left at least eight people dead. The organisations-under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC)- believe the situation […]

6 drown attempting to cross to Europe

Africans perish in seas

from AHMED ZAYED in Tripoli, Libya TRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – AT least 16 people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to reach Europe since the beginning of the year. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has documented the fatalities on the three main Mediterranean routes. The Libyan Red Crescent recently recovered the […]

Joburg mayor receives backlash for latest ‘xenophobic’ attitude

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE latest alleged xenophobic utterances by Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, against foreign nationals purportedly committing crime and owning houses or operating small business in local townships has stirred a hornet’s nest among entrepreneurs, activists and migrant organisations. It is the latest in a series of controversial remarks by […]

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